What Does "Studio" Mean To You?

6:48 AM

We all have different ideas and definitions of the word "studio" and how we make that word fit into our lives. A studio can be a place more in our minds than of this physical world, it can be a something to hope for, a place to work or it can be a place to pile all the extra clutter when family comes to visit.

I am learning that my relationship with my studio is more complex than I originally thought and the definition is evolving. In evaluating the changes that we're going to be making in the next six weeks or so, it become apparent that the studio was quite a reflection of "who I've been" for the last ten years or so.

The first image of the studio is from Christmas 4 years ago. The set up is basically the same, but a lot of "stuff" has been added - mat board, foam core, paper, etc. Stuff stacked everywhere. Most of it tools of the trade and necessary, but highlighting the need for better storage and organization.

 The next image gives a good idea to the color scheme - calming, relaxing, soothing. And that's what I needed when I came home for Corporate America, strung out on stress, fatigue, and caffeine. A place to retreat to. I realized that the studio is (and was) as much about being a sanctuary as it was about being a place to create. It is my nest, full of objects and art that tickle my fancy and make me smile, my place for contemplation and for journaling. And for creating.

And make no mistake, this studio serves me well, but in the last few years, I found myself wanting something a little…different……more energetic, alive, more vibrant. These thoughts have teased around in my brain for a while, but I just couldn't quite see clearly what it was that I wanted to change or do differently. I kept thinking that if I made the changes that were floating in my mind, I'd lose my sanctuary. The question then became about balance. Then about change. Then balance. Then, oh, never mind! I decided it was fine the way it was. Except it wasn't and the Universe decided I needed a nudge.

To be continued . . . . .

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6 Creative Thought(s)

  1. Hmm will be interesting to watch!

  2. I will be curious to see what comes of this Universal intervention.

    My Studio is fine for now. I could use some more room of course, is there ever enough room?? Not in my house. Yet it is a sanctuary and work place all tied up in one small package.

  3. ...you're teasing us! I can't wait to see the change...

  4. ooh, lucky you to have a seating area in your studio... I keep thinking of putting an armchair in there, but I've got so many bookcases.

    As to a new, vibrant room, you're off to a good start with that chandelier! Can't wait to see the "after" photos.

  5. Sounds fun--always great to shake things up a bit. Can't wait to see!

  6. You are such a tease. I can't wait to see what is to come.


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